According to a popular meme in the gay left, Vice-President Elect Mike Pence supports forcing gay teenagers to undergo electrocution as part of conversion therapy.
I won’t use the best word to describe what this claim is, but here’s a picture.
The entire basis for this claim comes from a website that Pence created to support his 2000 bid for a congressional seat. Under “Strengthening the American Family,” there was, among other things, this sentence.
Congress should support the reauthorization of the Ryan White Care Act only after completion of an audit to ensure that federal dollars were no longer being given to organizations that celebrate and encourage the types of behaviors that facilitate the spreading of the HIV virus. Resources should be directed toward those institutions which provide assistance to those seeking to change their sexual behavior.
There is nothing in there about electrocution, or even “conversion therapy.” It’s about AIDS, and not encouraging people to spread it.
Hell, even the left wants to “change people’s sexual behavior,” what do you think those stupid “Affirmative consent” laws are about? What is indoctrination about safe sex and contraception if not an effort to change people’s sexual behavior?
There is more evidence to support the proposition that Barack Obama is a closet Muslim than there is in support of the proposition that Mike Pence wants to “electrocute the gay out of teenagers.” (Nowhere, for example, will you find an account of Mike Pence describing the screams of an electrocuted gay teenager as “one of the prettiest sounds on Earth at sunset.”)
Since the Democrat Media Complex is all up in arms about “fake news,” why doesn’t this phony meme qualify?
Fake news that riles up part of the Democrat base is okay; always has been.